Smiddy house provides a charming end of terrace home in a popular village location. Just a short distance from Loch Ken and only 7 miles from the popular town of Castle Douglas. The property provides a comfortable balance of …
Smiddy house provides a charming end of terrace home in a popular village location. Just a short distance from Loch Ken and only 7 miles from the popular town of Castle Douglas. The property provides a comfortable balance of both reception and bedroom space internally together with a generous garden to the rear which includes a large garage/workshop. The property benefits from Central Heating with an oil fired aga in the kitchen, open fire to the living room/snug and wood burning stove in the larger living/dining room to the front. Double glazed sash and case style windows provide comfort whilst maintaining the period feel of the property.
The village of Parton consists principally of a row of six terraced houses, and unique clock tower (formerly a byre and then a communal laundry) which were constructed in 1901 by B. R. Murray to provide a Library, Reading Room, Blacksmiths and Post Office for the local area. The village declined in the post war years and was all but condemned in the 1960’s as it only had outdoor toilet facilities! It was then largely derelict until purchased by builders John Gibson and Son from the Parton Village Trust, to whom it had been left, who re-furbished the entire village over a period of two years, and won a Conservation Award from the Association for Protection for Rural Scotland in 1979. In 2001 this award was again recognised when Parton was awarded a special recognition of the APRS 75th anniversary. The houses are B Listed and form a charming row, largely unchanged from their 1901 appearance, thanks to their sensitive restoration.
The market town of Castle Douglas, about 7 miles distant is known as Dumfries and Galloway’s Food Town and has many local individual shops and businesses providing a varied selection of gifts, foods, and services. There are both primary and secondary schools in the town along with supermarkets, health services, vetinary services and a thriving livestock market and golf course. Dumfries which is approximately 20 minutes by car is the principal town in the area, and provides a wider range of schools, shops, retail outlets, and other services including the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.
At the rear the garden has been predominantly laid to gravel with some smaller planting areas. There is a garage/workshop in the garden with access to the road for a vehicle and pedestrian door to the garden. The garden also houses to one side the oil storage tank and also the tanks for neighbours in the terrace.
Parton Village is approximately 7 miles from Castle Douglas proceed on the A713 Ayr road. Upon entering the village Smiddy Cottage can be seen located on the right hand side opposite the village hall.
A brick blocked paved area is at the front of the house leads to cast iron railings on a low wall with a border of flowering shrubs and perennials leading to the front door.